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Interest Groups

The society offers several opportunities to join your colleagues in one or more of our Interest Groups. To join or leave our Interest Groups, please fill out our online Interest Group form

Constructivist Psychology Interest Group

The Constructivist Psychology Interest Group provides a forum for the exploration and dissemination of research in the area of constructivist psychology. Membership is free and open to all members and affiliates of the American Psychological Association, but members of the Constructivist Psychology Interest Group are also encouraged to join Div. 32. The Constructivist Psychology Interest Group is also affiliated with the Constructivist Psychology Network.

Constructivist Interest Group contact: Jonathan D. Raskin  


Human Science Interest Group

The Human Science Interest Group does not hold formal meetings, but exists as a way of reminding ourselves that we as a division should continue to keep ourselves mindful of those areas to which we can make an important contribution.

Human Science Interest Group contact: Scott Churchill 

Indigenous Psychology Interest Group

The Indigenous Psychology Interest Group is a worldwide intellectual movement that is reactive against the colonization/hegemony of Western psychology. Indigenous psychology supports the need for non-Western cultures to develop psychological constructs and practices that address local problems and generate theories that promote global discourse.

Indigenous Psychology Interest Group contact: Gina Belton 


Positive Psychology Interest Group

The Positive Psychology Interest Group of the society is focused on building bridges and promoting dialogue among humanistic and positive psychologists with common interests in the study of human flourishing. 

Positive Psychology Interest Group contacts: Brent Dean Robbins and Harris Friedman 

Psychotherapy and the Arts Interest Group

The Psychotherapy and the Arts Interest Group has, since 2005, served to connect psychologists and allied professionals interested in the healing power of the arts. With over 200 members, it offers a free e-newsletter published several times a year in which resources, reviews, recent creative works of members, upcoming conferences and organized events at APA promote the theory and practice of the creative arts therapies; the role of the arts in conveying humanity's deepest hopes, fears and dreams; the art of living; and the art of psychotherapy. Membership in Div. 32 is encouraged but not required.

Publications

Psychotherapy and the Arts
This is publication includes section news, upcoming convention information, commentary, books and more.
Editors: Ilene Serlin, PhD; Pamela J. McCrory, PhD; and Allyn Enderlyn, PhD

Psychotherapy and the Arts Interest Group contact: Ilene Serlin

Psychotherapy Interest Group

The Psychotherapy Special Group of Division 32 sponsors initiatives, such as the development of the Recommended Principles and Practices For The Provision of Humanistic Psychosocial Services: Alternative To Mandated Practice and Treatment Guidelines and an initiative to study experiential training in psychotherapy.

Psychotherapy Interest Group contact: David Cain 

Date created: 2011